Blue Springs, Mo. – On November 8 at 7 p.m., the Blue Springs Police Department and the Blue Springs Public Safety Citizens’ Advisory Board will host its sixth annual public forum to discuss a series of issues related to public safety in Blue Springs. The forum is open to the public and will take place in the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building located at 1100 SW Smith Street, Blue Springs, MO.
“Our agenda will include presentations by Sgt. Allen Kintz from the Blue Springs Police Department who will be speaking about the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and Deputy Chief Jeff Grote from Central Jackson County Emergency Management Agency who will be speaking about emergency preparedness and response,” said Advisory Board Chairman Robert Morton. “These meetings represent the Board’s ongoing efforts to keep residents informed and engaged in the activities of our Blue Springs Police Department.”
The presentations will focus on interagency collaboration and how the Blue Springs Police Department, Central Jackson County Fire Protection District and the Central Jackson County Emergency Management Agency work together to provide emergency management services to the Blue Springs community. After the presentation, residents can ask questions about public safety concerns to the board.
The meeting will begin after the election polls are closed and will air live on CTV7 – Comcast Cable Channel 7 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. Residents can submit questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, tweeting City’s Twitter handle @bluespringsgov or commenting on the City’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/bluespringsgov.
“I encourage all residents to come and provide any input they may have. It is through the community’s partnership with the Blue Springs Police Department that we will be able to create and maintain the safest community possible,” Blue Springs Police Chief Wayne McCoy said. “We value everyone’s input; by working together we can celebrate our successes while gaining an understanding of those areas where residents feel we can do better.”
About the Blue Springs Public Safety Citizens’ Advisory Board
The Blue Springs Public Safety Citizens’ Advisory Board was created by City Ordinance in August 2009 as are commendation of the Mayor-appointed Public Safety Advisory Task Force. The six-member board is comprised of two residents from each City Council District, along with non-voting ex officio members that include representatives from the Blue Springs Police Department, City Council and a student from the Blue Springs School District. The Board has met monthly since its inaugural meeting in August, 2009.
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